Tuesday 27 November

08:45 - 09:00

Conference Introduction by Programme Team

09:00 - 10:30

KEYNOTE: SharePoint, Microsoft 365 and The Modern Workplace

 

Jeff Teper, CVP, Office, SharePoint & OneDrive, Microsoft, USA Dan Holme, Director of Product Marketing for SharePoint, Yammer & Stream, Microsoft, USA  

 

10:30 - 11:20

KEYNOTE: Building Engaging Solutions for Office 365

 

Vesa Juvonen, Senior Program Manager, OneDrive – SharePoint Engineering, Microsoft, USA And Friends  

 

09:00 - 11:20

Sessions

T1

Business

Cloud Strategy for your Organisation: How to Start

Level 100

Azure Development

 

Mihai Tataran, MVP, Microsoft Regional Director, Avaelgo SRL, Romania  

 

T2 - T4

Session Coming Soon

 

 

 

11:20 - 11:45

Morning Break - Visit the Expo

11:45 - 12:45

Sessions

T5

Dev

An Overview of the Office Development Platform

Level 200

SharePoint & Office 365 Development

 

Bill Ayers, MCM, MVP, MCT, Flow Simulation Ltd., UK  

 

T6

Dev

Build an Intelligent Application by Connecting it to the Microsoft Graph!

Level 300

SharePoint & Office 365 Development

 

Sébastien Levert, MVP, Valo Intranet, Canada  

 

T7

IT Pro

Surfing Office 365 Waves: an Office 365 Roadmap Analysis with Power BI

Level 200

Office 365 & Power BI

 

Patrick Guimonet, MVP, Microsoft Regional Director, Abalon, France  

 

T8

Title Coming Soon – Microsoft Redmond, USA

 

To be Announced Soon  

 

T9

End User

Empower Business Users with Solutions Using the Business Application Platform

Level 300

Productivity

 

Microsoft, USA  

 

T10

Title Coming Soon – Microsoft Redmond, USA

 

To be Announced Soon  

 

T11

Dev

Azure Machine Learning

Level 300

Insights and Data

 

Nico Jacobs, U2U Training, Belgium  

 

T12

Dev

Cosmos DB: Jack of All Trades, Master of Many

Level 300

Azure Development

 

Daron Yondem, MVP, Microsoft Regional Director, XOGO, Turkey  

 

T13

Business

Git and GitHub Getting Started

Level 200

ALM

 

Rick Van Rousselt, MVP, Advantive, Belgium  

 

12:45 - 14:00

Lunch Break - Visit the Expo

14:00 - 15:00

Sessions

T15

Dev

3 Real World Scenarios Where Bots Can Improve Your Customer Processes

Level 300

Machine Learning & AI

 

Donald Hessing, MCM, Capgemini, Netherlands  

 

T16

Dev

Leverage React in SharePoint Framework Solutions

Level 200

SharePoint & Office 365 Development

 

Andrew Connell, MVP, Voitanos, USA  

 

T17

Title Coming Soon – Microsoft Redmond, USA

 

To be Announced Soon  

 

T18

IT Pro

Learn How You Can Protect Your Sensitive Content

Level 200

Security

 

Ryan Patrick Tully, Metalogix, USA  

 

T19

End User

Boost Your Team Productivity with Microsoft Teams

Level 200

Usage & Adoption

 

Michelle Caldwell, Microsoft Regional Director, MVP, Avanade, USA  

 

T20

IT Pro

The Complete Guide to Office 365 Groups Administration

Level 200

Governance

 

Benjamin Niaulin, Microsoft Regional Director, MVP, MCT, Sharegate, Canada  

 

T21

Session Coming Soon

 

 

 

T22

Dev

Deep Learning in Microsoft Azure: CNTK, CaffeOnSpark and Tensorflow

Level 300

Machine Learning & AI

 

Jennifer Stirrup, MVP, Microsoft Regional Director, Data Relish Ltd, United Kingdom  

 

T23

IT Pro

Azure Search, Modern Search, SharePoint Enterprise Search - When to Use What

Level 300

Productivity

 

Markus Hintner, MCM, MCT, ENTOS IT-Solutions, Austria  

 

15:00 - 15:15

Change Rooms

15:15 - 16:15

Sessions

T25

Dev

How I Learned to Love TypeScript and Stop Fearing the SharePoint Framework

Level 300

SharePoint & Office 365 Development

 

Eric Overfield, Microsoft Regional Director, MVP, PixelMill, USA  

 

T26

Dev

Enterprise PowerApps - Rich Apps with Offline Support and On-Premises Data

Level 400

SharePoint & Office 365 Development

 

Chris O'Brien, MVP, Independent, UK  

 

T27

IT Pro

Technical Tips, to Mitigate Either an On-Premises or Office 365 Security Breach

Level 300

Other

 

Liam Cleary, MVP, Protivii, USA  

 

T28

IT Pro

Deploying and Managing Office 365 ProPlus in a Modern World

Level 300

ALM

 

Ronni Pedersen, MVP, RONNIPEDERSEN.COM, Denmark  

 

T29

Business

How to Build Killer Apps Using the Microsoft Graph

Level 200

Cloud

 

David Lavenda, harmon.ie, Israel  

 

T30

Title Coming Soon – Microsoft Redmond, USA

 

To be Announced Soon  

 

T31

Dev

Code your Azure Deployments using Terraform

Level 300

Azure Development

 

Thorsten Hans, MVP, Thinktecture AG, Germany  

 

T32

Dev

Continuous Delivery with Azure Web Apps

Level 300

ALM

 

Vidar Kongsli, Bredvid AS, Norway  

 

T33

Dev

Azure API Management – Get Serious with your API Publishing

Level 200

Azure Development

 

Jouni Heikniemi, Microsoft Regional Director, Offbeat Solutions, Finland  

 

16:15 - 16:45

Afternoon Break - Visit the Expo

16:45 - 17:45

Sessions

T35

Business

Building Apps for Microsoft Teams Like A Champ

Level 100

SharePoint & Office 365 Development

 

Wictor Wilén, MVP, MCM, Avanade, Sweden  

 

T36

Dev

Energise Your Application Developments with Microsoft Flow

Level 300

Other

 

Serge Luca, MVP, ShareQL, Belgium Isabelle Van Campenhoudt, MVP, ShareQL, Belgium  

 

T37

Business

The Ethical and Moral Dilemma of Artificial Intelligence

Level 100

Artificial Intelligence

 

George Muir, LiveTiles, USA  

 

T38

IT Pro

Everything You Need to Know About External Sharing in Office 365

Level 300

Productivity

 

Maarten Eekels, MVP, Microsoft Regional Director, Portiva, Netherlands  

 

T39

Business

Navigating the Inner and Outer Loops of Office 365

Level 100

Usage & Adoption

 

Christian Buckley, MVP, Microsoft Regional Director, CollabTalk LLC, USA  

 

T40

Title Coming Soon – Microsoft Redmond, USA

 

To be Announced Soon  

 

17:45 - 18:45

Expo Drinks - Networking

18:00 - 23:30

Hackathon



Wednesday 28 November

08:50 - 09:00

Daily Conference Updates

09:00 - 10:00

KEYNOTE: Details Coming Soon

 

 

 

09:00 - 10:00

Sessions

W1

Dev

Creating a Rocking Global Web Application with Microsoft Azure PaaS Services

Level 300

Azure Development

 

Tiago Costa, MVP, MCT, Independent, Portugal  

 

W2

Session Coming Soon

 

 

 

10:00 - 10:15

Change Rooms

10:15 - 11:15

Sessions

W3

Session Coming Soon

 

 

 

W4

IT Pro

Protecting Your Office 365 Data with Microsoft Information Protection

Level 300

Compliance and Privacy

 

Jethro Seghers, SkySync, USA  

 

W5

Business

Personalised Search and Collaboration in Office 365

Level 200

Productivity

 

Agnes Molnar, MVP, Search Explained, Hungary  

 

W6

Title Coming Soon – Microsoft Redmond, USA

 

To be Announced Soon  

 

W7

IT Pro

What Options do You Have to Govern the Lifecycle of Office 365 Groups?

Level 300

Governance

 

Mikael Svenson, MVP, Puzzlepart, Norway  

 

W8

Session Coming Soon

 

 

 

W9

Dev

Blockchain – Beyond the Hype

Level 200

Other

 

Eric Overfield, Microsoft Regional Director, MVP, PixelMill, USA  

 

W10

Dev

Cloud Strategy for Your Organisation: Migrating Workloads to PaaS

Level 300

Azure Development

 

Mihai Tataran, MVP, Microsoft Regional Director, Avaelgo SRL, Romania  

 

W11

Dev

Chatbots: The App of the Future

Level 300

Machine Learning & AI

 

Rick Van Rousselt, MVP, Advantive, Belgium  

 

11:15 - 11:45

Morning Break - Visit the Expo

11:45 - 12:45

Sessions

W13

Dev

PnPJS - Your New SharePoint and Office365 Development Friend

Level 300

PnP / Best practices

 

Sergei Sergeev, MVP, Independent, Belarus  

 

W14

IT Pro

Using Communication, Team and Hub sites in a Multilingual Organisation

Level 200

Usage & Adoption

 

Martin Laplante, IceFire Studios, Canada  

 

W15

Business

The Impact of Digital Literacy on Office 365 User Adoption

Level 100

Usage & Adoption

 

Tracy Van der Schyff, MVP, The Guid Stuff, South Africa  

 

W16

Dev

PowerApps: Build Custom Forms for SharePoint, Integrate Cognitive Services and Azure LBS

Level 300

SharePoint & Office 365 Development

 

Bram de Jager, MCM, delaware, Netherlands  

 

W17

IT Pro

Office 365 Data Governance Explained

Level 300

Compliance and Privacy

 

Tony Redmond, MVP, Redmond & Associates, Ireland  

 

W18

Business

Let Your Work Flow – Digital Business Process Automation with SharePoint and FireStart

Management and Monitoring

 

Robert Hutter, FireStart, Austria  

 

W19

Session Coming Soon

 

 

 

W20

Dev

End to End DevOps with Visual Studio Team Services Towards Office 365 and Azure

Level 300

ALM

 

Donald Hessing, MCM, Capgemini, Netherlands  

 

W21

Dev

Why You Should (Not) Probably Care About Machine Learning

Level 200

Machine Learning & AI

 

Edin Kapic, MVP, Sogeti, Spain  

 

12:45 - 14:00

Lunch Break - Visit the Expo

14:00 - 15:00

Sessions

W23

Dev

Modern SharePoint and SPFx Branding with Office UI Fabric and Site Designs

Level 200

Branding

 

Eric Overfield, Microsoft Regional Director, MVP, PixelMill, USA  

 

W25

Business

Putting the Process First: Doing Workflow Solutions that Work and Avoiding Big Mistakes

Level 200

Productivity

 

Mike Fitzmaurice, Skybow, USA  

 

W26

IT Pro

Microsoft Teams: Deep Dive for Architects and IT Pros

Level 300

Productivity

 

Jussi Roine, Microsoft Regional Director, MCM, MVP, Sulava, Finland  

 

W27

Business

Consistent Data Management with Statistics And Rules

Level 200

Cloud

 

Peter Jørgensen, WorkPoint, Denmark  

 

W28

Title Coming Soon – Microsoft Redmond, USA

 

To be Announced Soon  

 

W29

Dev

Kubernetes: The Next Step After Embracing Docker Containers to Host Microservices

Level 300

Azure Development

 

Pascal Naber, MVP, Xpirit, Netherlands  

 

W30

Dev

A 21st Century Lunch Bell Based on Cognitive Services, Azure IoT and Office365

Level 200

Other

 

Thomas Göelles, MVP, SOLVION Information Management, Austria Stephan Bisser, MVP, SOLVION Information Management GmbH, Austria  

 

W31

Dev

Azure Management Libraries for Advanced Code-Based Automation

Level 400

Azure Development

 

Roberto Freato, MVP, Roberto Freato, Italy Fabio Franzini, MVP, fabiofranzini.com, Italy  

 

15:00 - 15:15

Change Rooms

15:15 - 16:15

Sessions

W33

Dev

An A-Z of Azure Functions

Level 400

SharePoint & Office 365 Development

 

Chris O'Brien, MVP, Independent, UK  

 

W34

IT Pro

PnP PowerShell for both IT Professionals and Developers

Level 200

SharePoint & Office 365 Development

 

Erwin van Hunen, MCM, MVP, Rencore, Sweden  

 

W35

Business

Showcase Your Best Story: Tips and Best Practices for Modern Communication Sites

Level 200

Intranet & Portals

 

Susan Hanley, MVP, Susan Hanley LLC, USA  

 

W36

IT Pro

Making Sense of the SharePoint Framework for the Reluctant IT Pro

Level 300

SharePoint & Office 365 Development

 

Elio Struyf, MVP, Valo Intranet, Belgium Thomas Vochten, MVP, Xylos, Belgium  

 

W37

Title Coming Soon – Microsoft Redmond, USA

 

To be Announced Soon  

 

W38

Business

Microsoft Stream - Your Enterprise Video Portal Unleashed

Level 200

Productivity

 

Maarten Eekels, MVP, Microsoft Regional Director, Portiva, Netherlands  

 

W39

IT Pro

Keeping your Azure Deployments on a Leash… aka Azure Governance

Level 300

Azure Instrastructure

 

Peter De Tender, MVP, MCT, PDTIT, Belgium  

 

W40

Dev

AI for Every Developer

Level 200

Other

 

Gian Paolo Santopaolo, MVP, Microsoft Regional Director, IBV, Ireland  

 

W41

IT Pro

Secure and Publish On-Premises Applications with Azure AD B2B, B2C and Application Proxy

Level 300

On-Premises & Hybrid

 

Donald Hessing, MCM, Capgemini, Netherlands  

 

16:15 - 16:45

Afternoon Break - Visit the Expo

16:45 - 17:45

Sessions

W43

Dev

Migrate Your Custom Components to the SharePoint Framework

Level 300

SharePoint & Office 365 Development

 

Vincent Biret, MVP, 2toLead, Canada  

 

W44

IT Pro

Using Microsoft Flow in Real World Projects: 2 Years Later and What's Next

Level 200

Productivity

 

Jon Levesque, Microsoft, USA Serge Luca, MVP, ShareQL, Belgium  

 

W45

End User

Everything You Want to Know About SharePoint Online Site Permissions

Level 100

Productivity

 

Erica Toelle, RecordPoint, USA  

 

W46

Dev

Learn How to be a Better JavaScript / TypeScript Developer

Level 300

SharePoint & Office 365 Development

 

Elio Struyf, MVP, Valo Intranet, Belgium  

 

W47

IT Pro

Advanced PowerShell for Office 365

Level 300

Management and Monitoring

 

Vlad Catrinescu, MVP, Valo Intranet, Canada  

 

W48

End User

Unlock the SharePoint Reporting Secrets

Level 300

Insights and Data

 

John P. White, MVP, tyGraph, Canada  

 

16:45 - 17:45

KEYNOTE: Artificial Intelligence: Winning the Red Queen's Race

 

Jennifer Stirrup, MVP, Microsoft Regional Director, Data Relish Ltd, United Kingdom  

 

19:00 -

ESPC18 Party: A Night at the Circus - Pre-registration Required



Thursday 29 November

09:00 - 10:00

Sessions

Th1

IT Pro

Understanding, Optimising & Securing Enterprise Network Connectivity to Office 365

 

Paul Collinge, Microsoft, United Kingdom  

 

Th2

What’s new in Office 365/SharePoint Online Security and Compliance: Unmanaged Devices Policies, Privileged access management, Security and Compliance Center, Microsoft Security Store, External Sharing Controls

 

Toni Frankola, MVP, SysKit Ltd., Croatia  

 

Th3

IT Pro

What's New in SharePoint Server 2019 for IT Professionals

Level 300

On-Premises & Hybrid

 

Gokan Ozcifci, Microsoft Regional Director, MCT, MVP, Neoxy Consultancy, Belgium  

 

Th4

Dev

PowerApps in Enterprises: Struggles and Solutions

On-Premises & Hybrid

 

Adis Jugo, MVP, skybow, Germany  

 

Th5

Session Coming Soon

 

 

 

Th6

Business

GDPR: Where the Rules Meet Microsoft 365 Technologies

Level 200

Security and Compliance

 

Sander Berkouwer, MVP, SCCT, Netherlands  

 

Th7

Dev

Integrating Azure Services with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Level 300

Azure Development

 

Thorsten Hans, MVP, Thinktecture AG, Germany  

 

10:00 - 10:15

Change Rooms

10:15 - 11:15

Sessions

Th9

Dev

Building “Modern” Portal Solutions with SharePoint Online and SPFx

Level 300

SharePoint & Office 365 Development

 

Paolo Pialorsi, MCM, MVP, PiaSys.com, Italy  

 

Th10

IT Pro

PowerApps & Flow: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Level 300

SharePoint & Office 365 Development

 

Olli Jääskeläinen, MVP, MCM, MCT, Sulava, Finland  

 

Th11

Title Coming Soon – Microsoft Redmond, USA

 

To be Announced Soon  

 

Th12

Business

Microsoft Teams Deep Dive – from Architecture to Best Practices

Level 300

Productivity

 

Maarten Eekels, MVP, Microsoft Regional Director, Portiva, Netherlands  

 

Th13

Business

Change is the New Black. See How to Design Future-proof, Process-centric Business Applications Backed with Instant Change Management

Level 200

WORKFLOW AND BUSINESS APPLICATIONS

 

Lukasz Wrobel, WEBCON, Poland  

 

Th14

Title Coming Soon – Microsoft Redmond, USA

 

To be Announced Soon  

 

Th15

Dev

Hybrid.NET Applications in Azure Consuming On-Premises Data and Microsoft Graph

Level 300

Azure Development

 

Radi Atanassov, MCM, MVP, OneBit Software, Bulgaria  

 

Th16

IT Pro

Notes from the Field: Secure your Azure Environments!

Level 300

Compliance and Privacy

 

Jesper Jensen, MVP, solvo it, Denmark  

 

11:15 - 11:45

Morning Break - Visit the Expo

11:45 - 12:45

Sessions

Th19

Dev

Be a SPFx Ninja: With these Performance, Debugging, Logging and Telemetry Tricks!

Level 300

SharePoint & Office 365 Development

 

Andrew Connell, MVP, Voitanos, USA  

 

Th20

IT Pro

Using Azure AD for SharePoint Server Authentication

Level 300

Azure Infrastructure

 

Spencer Harbar, MVP, MCM, harbar.net, UK  

 

Th21

Title Coming Soon – Microsoft Redmond, USA

 

To be Announced Soon  

 

Th22

Business

5 Things for Immediate Impact on Increasing SharePoint Adoption

Level 100

Usage & Adoption

 

Asif Rehmani, MVP, MCT, VisualSP, USA  

 

Th23

Session Coming Soon

 

 

 

Th24

Title Coming Soon – Microsoft Redmond, USA

 

To be Announced Soon  

 

Th25

IT Pro

Getting More Performance from Azure Virtual Machines

Level 400

Azure Infrastructure

 

Aidan Finn, MVP, Cloud Mechanix, Ireland  

 

Th26

IT Pro

The Great Azure Networking Tour

Level 400

Azure Instrastructure

 

Morgan Simonsen, MVP, Lumagate, Norway  

 

12:45 - 14:00

Lunch Break - Visit the Expo

14:00 - 15:00

Sessions

Th29

Dev

Consuming the Microsoft Graph and 3rd Party APIs with SPFx

Level 400

SharePoint & Office 365 Development

 

Paolo Pialorsi, MCM, MVP, PiaSys.com, Italy  

 

Th30

IT Pro

Hybrid SharePoint Deep Dive & Troubleshooting

Level 300

On-Premises & Hybrid

 

Thomas Vochten, MVP, Xylos, Belgium  

 

Th31

Title Coming Soon – Microsoft Redmond, USA

 

To be Announced Soon  

 

Th32

Building for Microsoft Teams with the SharePoint Framework

Level 200

Teams/SPFx

 

Lieven Iliano, U2U, Belgium  

 

Th33

Dev

The Future of Xamarin.Forms

Level 100

Real World Examples

 

Fabian Williams, MVP, Withum Digital, USA  

 

Th34

Title Coming Soon – Microsoft Redmond, USA

 

To be Announced Soon  

 

Th35

IT Pro

Azure Security: How Microsoft's A.I. Makes a Difference

Level 300

Azure Infrastructure

 

Maarten Goet, MVP, Microsoft Regional Director, Netherlands  

 

Th36

Dev

Azure Data Warehouse: Why, What and How

Level 300

Insights and Data

 

Nico Jacobs, U2U Training, Belgium  

 

15:00 - 15:15

Change Rooms

15:15 - 16:15

Sessions

Th39

Session Coming Soon

 

 

 

Th40

Business

Myth-busting GDPR in Office 365 & Azure

Level 200

Governance

 

Nicki Borell, MVP, Microsoft Regional Director, Experts at Work, Germany  

 

Th41

Session Coming Soon

 

 

 

Th42

End User

It's Time to Ditch Excel - Create Proper Plans with Microsoft Project & Microsoft Planner

Level 200

Project Management

 

Ben Howard, MVP, Applepark Ltd., UK  

 

Th43

Business

The Future of the Modern Workplace and Office 365

Level 100

Usage & Adoption

 

Sam Marshall, ClearBox Consulting Ltd, UK  

 

Th44

Title Coming Soon – Microsoft Redmond, USA

 

To be Announced Soon  

 

16:15 -

Conference Ends